Ryan Anthony Stapleton

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June 8, 2004 - July 8, 2021
Born in Ormond Beach, FL
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Ryan Anthony Stapleton passed away unexpectedly from a brain tumor on July 8, 2021 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  He did pass peacefully with his family by his side. Ryan was born in Ormond Beach, Florida on June 8, 2004.

Survived by his loving parents, Robert and Kristina Stapleton of St Charles, Mo, his brothers; Matthew Hahn, Jason Koch, Spencer, Bobby and Chase Stapleton. Also survived by his Papa Anthony Kavadas of St Charles, MO, Grandmother Gracie Stapleton of Mesa AZ, his Godmother and Aunt Ann (Ken) Casassa, Confirmation sponsor and Cousin Alexis Schultehenrich, Aunts Rosie (Stan) Schultehenrich, Tonya Rider, Lisa Stapleton, Raychel (Andrew) Parrish, Uncle Anthony (Nancy) Kavadas and other numerous cousins.  He is preceded in death by his Grandmother Baka (Cecilia Kavadas) and Grandfather Robert Stapleton and is loved on earth as well as in heaven.

Ryan was 17 and would have been a senior at St Charles West High School. He played baseball and football.  Ryan enjoyed the beach, animals, spending time with his family, hanging out with friends, cousins and listening to music.  He loved hanging with his brothers; fishing and playing video games.  He also liked to antagonize his brothers and often said “fight me”. Ryan was sweet, tender hearted and would do anything for anyone.  His big brown eyes and his big smile brightened the room wherever he was and will always be remembered.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ryan's name may be made to Ronald McDonald House.

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nitsa and Nick Foundos July 14, 2021 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    candle 1Christina/Robert and family
    We were very sad to hear of the passing of your wonderful son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and acceptance 🙏.

    Love, Nitsa and Nick Foundos

  2. Laura Burkemper July 14, 2021 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    candle 5Dear Stapleton Family,
    My heart is shattered to hear about Ryan. I will always remember him as a SWEET 3rd grader who had the biggest heart. I can still hear his sweet, raspy voice – he was one of a kind. He will not be forgotten. You have a beautiful guardian angel now. May He rest in peace. Sending all my love.

    Love,
    Laura Burkemper

  3. Sofia K. Allen July 14, 2021 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace. You will be greatly missed.Love your great aunt Sofia

  4. Gina Peters July 14, 2021 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Kristina & Family,
    My heart just aches for all of you. I remember Ryan as such a fun sweet kiddo that just brought smiles to my face as did his brothers Bobby and Chase. Loved my time with you all. Heaven gained a fabulous Angel. May he live forever in our memories and heart. Prayers of comfort to you all.
    Gina Peters

  5. The Santellano Family July 14, 2021 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Dear Stapleton Family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences for the death of your sweet son. It has been said that God takes the good ones first, and I have no doubt he is resting easy with the Lord. He will live on forever in your hearts, and the hearts of those that loved him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Santellano’s

  6. Trinity Fasnacht July 14, 2021 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    candle 3My heart is breaking for you all. Ryan had such an amazing spirit. He truly is gone too soon ❤️
    Prayers for all

    • Theresa Riley July 15, 2021 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Stapleton Family – I have beef devastated ever since I heard of Ryan’s passing. I will always remember his smile and infectious laugh. . Please accept my condolences, thoughts, and prayers at this difficult time.

      Theresa Riley

  7. Katherine Knocke July 15, 2021 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Kristina—Bobby and family…..my deepest sympathy to all of you….sending prayers and lots love to you…..Aunt Kathy K.

  8. Jennifer Sheils July 15, 2021 at 7:22 am - Reply

    candle 3Our hearts are broken for all of you. Ryan was such an amazing young man and friend. We all send our love and prayers to your family. -The Sheils family

  9. Susan Smith July 15, 2021 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Tony – We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We send our love and prayers to you and your family, during this very difficult time. May the peace of our Lord be with you. Mark and Susan Smith

  10. Megan & Bryan Lubaway July 15, 2021 at 11:30 am - Reply

    candle 3Sending an outpouring of love from JAN-PRO of East Tennessee. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with your family during this unimaginable time.

  11. Kathy Connors July 15, 2021 at 11:37 am - Reply

    candle 1I have no words to express how saddened I am am for your whole family! My heart is so sad for you all!😪 I am praying so hard for God to give you strength and peace during this very difficult time.Heaven definitely gained a great one!! Love and hugs to all of you!!!😇🙏🤗❤💛❤💛

  12. Betty L. Jemerson July 15, 2021 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Dear Neighbor,
    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved son. As he walked his “cute” dog he was always so cheerful and pleasant. His dog would bark and he would stop to allow us to see that he was not harmful to us! SO VERY SWEET! We pray that God will hold your family close and give you the peace that only He can provide. Please know that we care about you and we are praying for you. Carl and Betty Jemerson.

  13. Charles & Ruth Anne Wilcox July 15, 2021 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    candle 3Dear Kristina & Family,

    Ruth Anne and I were so saddened to learn of your unimaginable loss. While we never knew him, seeing his handsome, smiling face confirmed what others before us have spoken about him. We know God will hold him and your whole family, including our old friend, Tony, in His loving arms into eternity. We wish you peace and comfort as you deal with your loss.

  14. Cathy Colloton July 15, 2021 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    candle 2Dear Stapleton family,

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. I taught Bobby and Chase in 6th grade PSR. I never had Ryan but I am sure he was a nice person just like Bobby and Chase. Bobby and Chase keep close to God and know that God is always with you. Praying 🙏 for you. Cathy Colloton

  15. Tony L Craig July 15, 2021 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    All I can so is that I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

  16. Theresa Riley July 15, 2021 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Stapleton Family – I have been devastated ever since I heard of Ryan’s passing. I will always remember his big smile band his infectious laugh. Please accept my condolences, thoughts, and prayers at this difficult time, I know God is holding Ryan in the palm of His hand,

    Theresa Riley

  17. Stacy Swiney July 15, 2021 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    candle 5My heart aches for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Emily July 15, 2021 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    candle 1Ryan you as such a great friend. He could light up a room with his infectious laughter. His jokes, smiles, just being a goof ball made every moment spent with him was worth it. He will greatly be missed. He is resting easy with the Lord now. Bless his amazing and caring heart

  19. Julie Heaney July 15, 2021 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    candle 1I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure to meet him, but with you two as his parents I’m sure he was quite a kid. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  20. Belinda Ratty July 16, 2021 at 6:25 am - Reply

    candle 5Kristina- Bobby- the boys, I am shocked and saddened to hear the news of Ryan’s passing. My heart breaks for you right now. I honestly have no words. I am just praying for your entire family. May God give you peace during this unimaginable time. Rest In Peace Ryan. He will not be forgotten.

  21. Mary carson July 16, 2021 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Jessica Carson

  22. Kelly Arnold July 16, 2021 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    candle 8Kristina and Bobby, I am so very sorry for your loss. Ryan was always such a character!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all.

  23. Catherine Prenger July 17, 2021 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I am saddened to hear the passing of Ryan
    May he rest in peace

  24. Tom and Cindy Rice July 18, 2021 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    candle 1Words can not describe how sorry I am to hear of Ryan’s death sending prayers and thoughts to all of you

  25. Clara J Schweppe July 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Losing Ryan is like losing a precious gem. Please know that we are keeping your family in our daily prayers. I know God is holding ho, i his arms to let him know that you will all meet once again at a much later time. Remember all the good times you had together. Don and CJ

  26. Kimberly Patton July 20, 2021 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I am praying for your family! I love you all!

  27. Janet and Bob Mann July 22, 2021 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    candle 7To the Stapleton Family,
    Our hearts ache for you and your family.
    There is no way that you can make sense of God’s decision to take your son and I pray that in time you will have peace with God’ decision. I recently lost my brother (which is nothing compared to the loss of a child) and got solace from this poem, which I am sharing with you now.
    You can shed tears because they are gone, or you can smile because they lived.
    You can close your eyes and pray they will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that they left for you.
    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them, or you can be full of the love you shared.
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember only that they are gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind and feel empty, or you can do what they would want. Smile, Open your heart, Love… and go on.

    By Elizabeth Ammons

    God bless to Ryan and your family.

    Janet and Bob Mann

  28. Mary Detjen July 23, 2021 at 9:50 am - Reply

    candle 2Stapleton Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I was a teacher at St. Cletus for 14 years and remember your family.

  29. Tom and Joyce Tritt July 27, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    candle 1Kristina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  30. The Kasten Family July 27, 2021 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Kristina and Family,
    Dr. Jerod shared the sad news today of your son Ryan’s passing. We are so saddened to hear you are going through this. We know your boys are your life. Your face couldn’t light up any brighter when you talk about them all. : )
    We can only imagine your pain. Please know we hold you and your family in our prayers. May the memories of Ryan and all you shared help get you through this time. May you still feel him with you.
    Please accept our condolences.
    Much love, Suzanne, David, Jeff and Beth, part of your HPC family

  31. Eunice Torretta July 28, 2021 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Christina..I am at a loss for words as I hear the news anout Ryan. I am so sorry for your loss. It must be that heaven needs another angel and Ryan was chosen. Rest in peace Ryan. My condolences to your entire family.

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